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Gadgets and Gear I Always Pack

As the editor of the top travel gear blog on the web, I check out a lot of new clothing, gear, and gadgets on a regular basis. I get offered a lot of samples and am therefore cycling through enough items

7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

Since this Cheapest Destinations Blog picked up 100 new RSS subscribers in the past month and about 400 new Twitter followers, I thought this would be a good time for a rundown on who runs this site. I’m also a speaker

Cut Your Round-the-World Travel Budget by 75 Percent

[This contest is over – sorry! Congrats to Lea of Chicago who is taking her father on a trip around the world.] No, that’s not a typo. You will be able to travel around the world on a fraction of what

Buying the Right Outdoor Gear and Apparel

I just returned to the U.S. for a week and spent the whole time checking out travel gear, luggage, and outdoor apparel. I got to hit the Rocky Mountain slopes one day, trying out new ski equipment. Then there were three